SoftSide Magazine Issue 44 (Solitaire)
Publication date 1982-05
Topics return, print, program, softside, graphics, gosub, data, poke, disk, goto, machine language, return subroutine, display list, screen memory, string storage, model iii, scan lines, graphics mode, shape table, enhanced disk
SoftSide Magazine Issue 44 (Solitaire) (May 1982). Solitaire (Translations by Alan J. Zett and Rich Bouchard Klondike, the addictive one-player card game that just about everyone knows simply as "solitaire," is beautifully implemented here for all three computers. The constant problems of shuffling the deck and rearranging the sloppy piles of cards are finally solved!) - Larry Williams, Entertainment Tomorrow (The authors discuss the dungeons and the adventures of the past and present, and present some thoughts and speculations about a future breed of Computer-Assisted Role Playing Games.) - Allen W. Wold and Fred D'Ignazio, Computer Graphics (This article focuses on how to transform one object gradually into another through a series of computerized calculations.) - Joan Truckenbrod, Save By Computerizing Your Business (You'll be amazed by what the figures will show you about the possibilities of adding datamation to your business.) - Edward Ting, Review of The BASIC Handbook - Jon Voskuil, Review of Data Impact Printer 84G - Dean F. H. Macy, Machine Head - Spyder Webb, Editorial, Input, Hints and Enhancements, Outgoing Mail, Calendar, New Products, Enhanced Disk Version - LIST FORMATTER (This Machine Language utility will allow you to list your Applesoft programs in a logical and highly readable form, to greatly simplify development and debugging.) (Apple) - Kerry Shetline, K-Byter - REMARK WRITER/FORMATTER (Internal documentation of your program with REM lines has never been this easy and looked this good.) (Apple) - Jon Voskuil, APPLE F.O.O.L.S. (Media subscribers got this one last month for an April Fool special. Here's the listing and the explanation of how it works and what it does.) (Apple) - Jon Voskuil, MICRO-MAN (This excellent Apple version of George Delp's TRS-Man will keep you busy for many hours eating all the monsters your diet will permit.) (Apple) - William Pu, Review of ELECTRIC DUET - Jon Voskuil, Article - A FIX FOR THE APPLE MICROTEXT TAPE PROBLEM (If you've been waiting with bated breath to use the Microtext word processor with your Apple cassette system, the solution is here.) (Apple) - Tom Pollard, Enhanced Disk Version - ROBOT BATTLE (This is an exceptionally well done arcade game which will keep you going for a long time as you attempt to penetrate alien defenses and retrieve the vital cloaking device which is Earth's only hope.) (Atari) - Randy W. Massey, K-Byter - SUPER SNAKE (Guiding your snake around the screen to gobble up points becomes more and more challenging as you go along.) (Atari) - Trevor Porter, CROSS-REFERENCE (A utility which finds and lists the lines in which variables are used can be an invaluable programming tool. Here is a simple one in BASIC that can make your work a lot easier.) (Atari) - Luis Wuhl, WORD SEARCH (Why wait for the daily paper when your ATARI® can give you a new word-search game whenever you want one? Discover the joy of using a joystick instead of a pencil to find those hidden words.) (Atari) - Skeet Nevil, Review (GHOST HUNTER; CRUSH, CRUMBLE, AND CHOMP; SPACE CHASE; and OUTDOOR GAMES) (Atari) - Bruce Chapman, Article - EXPLORING THE ATARI® FRONTIER (This first installment of a new series on hidden features of the ATARI® discusses the importance of the ANTIC chip and the display list for the BASIC programmer.) (Atari) - Alan J. Zett, Enhanced Disk Version - BREAKTHRU (This is a fast and challenging Machine Language game which offers a variety of options and will test your reflexes and perceptions to the limit.) (S-80) - Larry Meister, K-Byter - MINI-INVADERS (Here is an exceptional K-Byter which POKEs a Machine Language invaders game into memory for some smooth and fast action.) (S-80) - V. A. DeGiorgio, Article - JOYSTICK MODIFICATION FOR THE TRS-80 (Add an ATARI® joystick to your TRS-80® for a new dimension in playing action games. This article shows you how to do it.) (S-80) - Tigre Wenrich, LADDERS (The goal of this competitive game is to work your way up the ladders before your opponents do. It requires generous portions of luck, logic, and clear thinking to win.) (S-80) - Rik Pierce, NEWDOS-80 ENHANCEMENTS TO SEQUENTIAL DATABASE (Special NEWDOS-80 features are exploited to make the sequential-access version of SoftSide's Database program even better.) (S-80) - Robert Jacobs, Review of ROBOT ATTACK (S-80) - Michael McKenna, Review of MISSILE ATTACK (S-80) - Michael McKenna, Review of MICROWORLD (S-80) - Allen L. Wold.
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